Apple’s WWDC 2020: Meatspace-free and a fortnight late

Starts June 22, free to all registered developers. Including me.

From Apple’s press release:

Apple today announced it will host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference virtually, beginning June 22, in the Apple Developer app and on the Apple Developer website for free for all developers… Now in its 31st year, WWDC20 will be an opportunity for millions of creative and innovative developers around the world to get early access to the future of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS, and to learn from Apple engineers as they work to build app experiences that enrich the lives of Apple customers around the globe.

“WWDC20 will be our biggest yet, bringing together our global developer community of more than 23 million in an unprecedented way for a week in June to learn about the future of Apple platforms,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

My take: Not quite the same thing as face-to-face. But it saves me a plane ticket, and for once I get hang out beyond the keynote.

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  1. Fred Stein said:
    meatspace? pun?

    kinda funny. I like it.

    May 5, 2020
    • David Drinkwater said:
      Meatspace is old skool for in real life. Like internet relay chat and USENET days.

      May 5, 2020
  2. Ralph McDarmont said:
    This may be your only chance to fly anywhere with a plane that is not packed with whatnot. I remember many flights traveling as a business toddler that were almost empty and the attendants told everyone to pick a seat and enjoy. Lots of extra peanuts lol. Like all your followers I appreciate your insight. I am way older than DOS and am grateful your writing guides me everyday. Hope local politics is working out well. We need a president btw ✌️

    May 5, 2020

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